McAvoy Activated; Bruins Buy Some Time

The Boston Bruins did some cap maneuvering Thursday which just delayed the inevitable. Earlier I wrote about what it would take in order for the Boston Bruins to activate Charlie McAvoy from Long Term Injury Reserve as the Bruins inched closer to a healthy roster. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Derek Forbort suffered a broken finger.Continue reading “McAvoy Activated; Bruins Buy Some Time”

Bruins Inch Closer to a Healthy Roster

If you had told me at the start of the season that the Boston Bruins would be 8-1 through the first nine games of the season, I would have gladly taken that while telling you that “you are off your rocker.” Hockey prognosticators were telling us that if they could remain slightly above hockey .500Continue reading “Bruins Inch Closer to a Healthy Roster”

Bruins Announce Opening Day Roster

After placing Nick Foligno, Mike Reilly and Chris Wagner on waivers on Sunday and the trio subsequently clearing today, the next step for the Bruins to become cap compliant with a 23-man roster was to send the trio to Providence in what is surely a paper transaction – for now. Also sent to the AHLContinue reading “Bruins Announce Opening Day Roster”

Bruins Opening Night Roster Moves: Foligno, Wagner, Reilly Waived

Sunday was the last opportunity for the Boston Bruins to place any players on waivers in hopes of having them clear and sent to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League in order to submit their cap compliant, 23-man roster to the National Hockey League by the 5:00 pm Eastern Time deadline on Monday.Continue reading “Bruins Opening Night Roster Moves: Foligno, Wagner, Reilly Waived”

They’re Back!

Boston Bruins fans have been nervous for weeks at the lack of news regarding Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Pavel Zacha. Some you could say were even angry, calling for owner Jeremy Jacobs to sell the team or fire President Cam Neely and General Manager Don Sweeney. On podcasts and social media, I stressed patienceContinue reading “They’re Back!”

Bruins Acquire Pavel Zacha from the Devils for Eric Haula

In a surprise (?) move, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney sent Eric Haula to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Pavel Zacha. Interesting enough, both can play center or left wing. The move clears Haula’s $2.375 million cap hit from the books. However, Zacha is a restricted free agent with arbitration attached afterContinue reading “Bruins Acquire Pavel Zacha from the Devils for Eric Haula”

Bruins Are in Good Position at All-Star Break

I’m not talking about the on-ice product. More specifically, they are in a good position to do something about the on-ice product. Compared to the other 15 (current) playoff teams, there are only two teams in a far superior situation to the Bruins. But as deadline day approaches, it gets more complicated than just theContinue reading “Bruins Are in Good Position at All-Star Break”

WITH RASK SIGNED, WHAT IS THE BRUINS CAP SITUATION?

With Tuukka Rask inking a contract with the Bruins, I have been flooded with questions about how that has affected the Bruins cap situation. There’s a lot of information out there saying it’s not good, but yours truly says it is. First and foremost, you have to understand the numbers you are looking at andContinue reading “WITH RASK SIGNED, WHAT IS THE BRUINS CAP SITUATION?”

HOW DOES THE MCAVOY CONTRACT AFFECT THE BRUINS CAP MOVING FORWARD?

The Boston Bruins announced Friday October 15, 2021 that they have signed Defenseman Charlie McAvoy to the maximum allowable 8-year contract with an average annual value of $9.5 million. Some would say that McAvoy didn’t give the Bruins a discount with this deal. I beg to differ, although it’s not as much of a discountContinue reading “HOW DOES THE MCAVOY CONTRACT AFFECT THE BRUINS CAP MOVING FORWARD?”

BRUINS ANNOUNCE THEIR 23-MAN ROSTER

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada so a Happy Thanksgiving to those that have found some time away from the Turkey to take the time to read. It also is the day that all 32 National Hockey League franchises must submit their 23-man rosters to the League. Those rosters are due by 5:00 PM EasternContinue reading “BRUINS ANNOUNCE THEIR 23-MAN ROSTER”